Cheesy mozzarella sticks, baked in the oven to perfect crispiness! So easy, so cheesy, and so much healthier than traditional fried mozzarella sticks!
25 part skim string cheese sticks, chopped in half
1/2 cup flour
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 cup bread crumbs
2 teaspoons onion powder
2 teaspoosn garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
2 teaspoons salt
optional: ranch or marinara sauce
Preheat oven to 425. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray heavily with cooking spray.
Freeze mozzarella sticks until hard (about 30 minutes). Place flour in one bowl and egg in a second bowl. In a third bowl, add bread crumbs, onion powder, garlic powder, chili powder, and salt and whisk to combine.
Toss the cheese sticks in the flour to coat, then in the egg mixture, then in the crumb mixture. Dip each coated cheese stick into the egg mixture one more time, and then back in the crumb mixture one more time. Freeze sticks about 15 minutes. (This will keep the cheese from melting too fast while the coating gets crispy in the oven).
Place cheese sticks in a single layer on prepared baking sheet. Spray thoroughly with cooking spray. Bake 5-8 minutes, then turn and cook another 5-8 minutes on other side until golden and crispy. Allow to cool slightly before serving with ranch or marinara dipping sauce.